THERMAL POWER STATIONS IN KARACHI

THERMAL POWER STATIONS IN KARACHI - Meeting development...

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Meeting development demands while trying not to exceed the carrying capacity of nature The main sources of electricity in Pakistan are hydel power and thermal power with small component of nuclear power. The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) are the main producers involved in power generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The bulk of the installed generation capacity exists in WAPDA's system which stood at 11,246 MW followed by KESC (1,810 MW). The total installed capacity of thermal power plants in the country is 9,843 MW with the following agency-wise break down: WAPDA 6,741 KESC 1,810 Hubco (Private Sector) 1,292 WAPDA has been unable to cope with the electricity demand that is growing at an average rate of about 7 percent annually, and load shedding has to be resorted due to energy shortages. The peak capacity shortage often reaches 30 percent of the installed capacity, of which the energy shortage is estimated to be about 3 percent of WAPDA's total yearly generation. Due to delay in the commissioning of large hydroelectric projects and ever
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2010 for the course ME 22 taught by Professor Rashid during the Spring '10 term at Superior University Lahore.

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